Skunk stripe or Not? - why the "stripe"?
I notice that some guitar necks have the skunk stripe in the back of the neck, and then some do not. Is there any advantage to installing the truss rod from the back side of the neck vs from the top of neck blank?? I never understood why one would route the neck so that the filler strip would be filled on the bottom of the neck instead of on top, especially if the adjustable hex nut is accessed through the headstock, hence the "skunk stripe". It would just make more sense to me to just route the truss rod channel on the top of the neck blank.
Anyone know the logic behind the stripe?